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Hamilton Burlington Ancaster Wedding Music

Highlighting Duo d'Amore's live classical and pop string performances at wedding ceremonies and cocktail and dinner receptions in Hamilton and surrounding areas including Ancaster, Brantford, Burlington, Dundas, Puslinch, Stoney Creek, Waterdown. We perform indoors and outdoors in venues ranging from hotels, golf courses, churches, cathedrals, chapels, inns, restaurants, gazebos, parks, gardens, historic sites, museums, backyards, ballrooms, wineries, waterfront, beaches, waterfalls and community and banquet halls. A full range of string ensembles: solo violinists and cello players, string duos, string trios and string quartets.

This wedding took place in a beautiful country Church, that had stunning acoustics—the sound was warm and full and everyone had nice comments about our performance. It is also nice when clients can choose the music they want to hear and have it performed inside a church. The music to this ceremony was also classic and very elegant and we had a wonderful time performing it. While everything sounded spectacular A Thousand Years by Christina Perri played by the violinist and cellist was the highlight!

Processional: Beatles: Here Comes the Sun
Signing: Christina Perri: A Thousand Years
Recessional: The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Wesley United Church, Winona ON

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When brides or grooms to be contact Duo d’Amore to perform for their wedding ceremony, and especially when we begin to discuss the song selections for the wedding ceremony, the processional is typically the most important song choice to make. As the processional is when the bridesmaids and flower girls , ring bearer walk up the aisle prior o the brides entrance music, this is a very important part of the ceremony. Many clients treat this as an opportunity to highlight their own personal music tastes and ask for a contemporary or pop song for this important part of the wedding ceremony. In Hayley and Mark’s case, they chose the beautiful and touching Falling Slowly Theme which sounded fantastic. For the register signing, they chose the Theme from Up which I fun, and cheery. The recessional was the very appropriate I Think I Wanna Marry You, by Bruno Mars, all performed by our string wedding musicians.

Processional: Falling Slowly - Swell Season
Signing: Theme from Disney's 'UP'
Recessional: I Think I Wanna Marry You - Bruno Mars

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Piper’s Heath Golf Course, Milton

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Our string duo, string trio and quartet has performed at Paletta in tn the spring summer, fall and winter, but there is something special about performing outside on a day like today, where it’s not too windy, hot or sunny, in short—perfect weather for a wedding ceremony. We arrived very early to the venue, and were able to have a word with the wonderful wedding planner Anne from White Orchid weddings. We have worked together at a number of weddings in the past, and it is always nice to see her.

We performed quite a few songs prior to the start of the ceremony, and when the ceremony stated, it was with a little flower girl who came out of the door an down the aisle, which was cute and a nice and unique way for things to get going. For the processional of the attendants and the bride we performed a beautiful rendition of To Love you More, made famous by taro Hakase and Celine Dion. The signing was equally beautiful, and we performed A Thousand Years by Christina Perry. We were lucky to be able to play the song twice through, as on the second time playing the cellist switched from pizzicato (plucked) to arco (bowed) proving a nice contrast and a richer sound just as everyone came back to the centre after the signing. When the bride and groom were pronounced husband and wife, we performed Viva la Vida. It was absolutely stunning!

Processional (wedding party and bride): Celine Dion: Love you More
Signing: Christina Perry: 1000 years by Christina Perry
Recessional: Coldplay: Viva la Vida

Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Paletta Mansion, Burlington Wedding Ceremony
Officiant: Anne from White Orchid Weddings

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Rebecca and Steve’s wedding ceremony and cocktail reception String Quartet, July 13th Ancaster Old Mill, Ancaster ON

Our string quartet has the opportunity to perform for the wedding ceremony and reception at the Old Mill this past Saturday and everyone had a great time at this beautiful event. We worked along side some familiar faces such as the staff at the Mill and Rev McNally, who I have spoken about in another blog, as well as some new faces—the wedding planner Jackie from the Prepared Bride and Love You Madly Photography.

When we arrived at the venue, the only person there was the staff from the Mill and Jackie. We had a very nice conversation with her and mentioned that everything was arranged and ready to go. Like us, she was extremely organized. Soon after the photographers and cinematographers arrived and setup. Prior to the ceremony they look some beautiful shots of our string quartet, which we hope to post here soon.

Not long after that the guests started to cross the covered bridge over the stream that flows through the Mill property, and it was time for us to begin to play. We performed a selection of classical music until we received the cue from the staff to begin the music for when the Reverend and the groom walked up the aisle. This was Bach’s Air on the G string. We continued to perform this song as the parents and groomsmen walked own the aisle. Next, we switched the Pachelbel’s Canon in D for the six bridesmaids and flower girl, switching again to the Wagner Bridal Chorus for Rebecca’s bridal processional.

After the exchange of rings, vows and the kiss, Steve and Rebecca signed the marriage license. The signing portion of the ceremony is very nice for the guests and for us, as it allows people the change to meditate and take is the fact the two people are getting married and have promised to love each other for the rest of there lives. Music is a wonderful addition to the ceremony especially during the signing, and we performed another popular piece from JS Bach-Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring. This song had a beautiful flow to it which is enhanced by the gentle murmuring of the stream nearby.

After the license was signed, the Reverend introduced the couple and they exited to Mendelssohn’s’ Wedding March,. We continued to play 3 or 4 additional songs after the Wedding March until all of the guests had exited. The cocktail reception took place in the Millview Room of the Ancaster Mill, and from our point of view it seemed like all of the guests were really enjoying themselves. For this portion, we performed a selection of Modern music, from the Beatles,U2, jazz standards like Blue Moon and Once in While and other contemporary songs.

Wedding Planner: Jackie Nerlien, The Prepared Bride Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ancaster Mill Photographer/Cinematographer: Love Madly Ceremony and reception music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets Officiant: Rev McNally

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Victoria and Gary’s wedding ceremony at Paletta Mansion, violin and cello duo, July 6 2013, Burlington ON

We always enjoy performing at Paletta, especially for outdoor weddings, as the back patio has an incredible view of lake Ontario, the guest are well taken care of, as they sit under the porch on several levels. This ceremony was very well organized, and everything just seemed to fit together in such a nice way. We performed Pachelbel Canon for the processional, and the incredibly beautiful Meditation from Thais for the signing. This song takes advantage of th violin and cello, as it combines some lovely writing in the mid to upper register of the violin, so that the sound seems to float above everyone. The cello part flows well, and grounds the ensemble with beautiful passages in the low to mid range. For the recessional, we performed the sprightly Handel Hornpipe II from the Royal Fireworks music.

 

Wedding Officiant: Anne Blinch at White Orchid Weddings

Ceremony music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets, Burlington

Photo: www.burlington.ca

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